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of 80 Guild Street, Aberdeen.
1845 The Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) was formed in 1845 and received its Parliamentary approval on June 26, 1846, following more than two years’ of local meetings. Its eventual area encompassed the three Scottish counties of Aberdeenshire, Banff and Moray. The railway operated its main line between Aberdeen Waterloo and Keith. Although the line had several branches, its remoteness and the fact that it served an area far removed from the rest of Britain, has resulted in only its main line remaining today.
The works were delayed for some years due to the fallout of the railway mania.
The company also owned hotels in some of the towns and resorts served by its stations.
1888 See Locomotive Stock June 1888
1908 The line is 336.25 miles in length. 
1923 At the grouping of railway companies the GNSR became part of the London and North Eastern Railway.